Music, Voice & Emotion (MUVE) Lab

Exploring music and voices to address fundamental questions about auditory perception, brain plasticity, and emotion. We are based at the University Institute of Lisbon (Iscte).

Does music training enhance cognition?

How do we perceive music and voices?

  How do we perceive emotion in voices?

Multi-Level Approach

We use behavioral methods in our work, often combined with neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI) and peripheral physiological measures (e.g., electromyography).

Our studies seek to understand music perception and cognition, voice perception, and how people process vocal emotional expressions. We study typical participants of all ages and people with clinical conditions.


Latest Papers

Published, 2024

Music Training and Nonmusical Abilities

Schellenberg, E. G., & Lima, C. F. (2024). Music training and nonmusical abilities. Annual Review of Psychology, 75, 87-128.

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Published, 2022

Does Music Training Enhance Auditory and Linguistic Processing?

Neves, L., Correia, A. I., Castro, S. L., Martins, D., & Lima, C. F. (2022). Does music training enhance auditory and linguistic processing? A systematic review and meta-analysis of behavioral and brain evidence. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 140, Article 104777

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Published, 2022

Mild Cognitive Impairment Affects Emotion Recognition

Moreira, H. S., Costa, A. S., Machado, A., Castro, S. L., Vicente, S., & Lima, C. F. (2022). Impaired recognition of facial and vocal emotions in mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 28, 48-61.

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